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2015/03/27 12:44
2015/03/27 12:44
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The basketball programs at Illinois and DePaul have been like feuding half brothers. They don't talk for decades. They don't exchange Christmas cards. They refuse to sit at the same Thanksgiving...
2015/03/27 12:44
2015/03/27 12:44
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2015/03/24 15:13
2015/03/24 15:13
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Illinois coach John Groce has preached the mantra "toughness and togetherness" since arriving in Champaign three seasons ago. But it was the lack of those two qualities that caused the end-of-season...
2015/03/24 09:50
2015/03/24 09:50
6d
As he clicks on the reset buttons for 2015-16, John Groce is placing new emphasis on (1) competitiveness and (2) togetherness, two aspects he saw missing at season’s end. The Ilini basketball coach...
2015/03/24 04:13
2015/03/24 04:13
6d
Their job is to make the head coach look good. And to leave opposing players in tears. When the brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday, the players celebrate. Parents make travel plans. Head...
2015/03/21 10:50
2015/03/21 10:50
9d
Distraught Illini Nation has eight months to recover from the last 100 minutes of UI basketball. It’s enough to make a fellow want to find a hiding place and hibernate … away from the static. But...
2015/03/18 17:07
2015/03/18 17:07
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Levi Randolph had 20 points, seven rebounds, and four assists Tuesday night to help the Alabama men's basketball team rout Illinois 79-58 on Tuesday in the first round of the...
2015/03/17 15:13
2015/03/17 15:13
13d
A giant tarp covers the State Farm Center as construction crews dismantle the interior of the arena in another step of a massive renovation project. Illinois is hoping the wreckage from this...
2015/03/17 15:13
2015/03/17 15:13
13d
I think it’s so cute the way some people think college sports matter around here. It’s an occurrence as regular as busted brackets and vacated titles: The NCAA tournament makes Illinois the poster...
2015/03/17 03:13
2015/03/17 03:13
13d
Athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto offers DePaul 40 years of institutional knowledge, integrity and experience that still could serve a valuable purpose in various other roles in the department....
2015/03/16 22:26
2015/03/16 22:26
14d
BOZICH | Five NCAA Tournament Storylines That Won't Go AwayPosted: Monday, March 16, 2015 5:21 PM EDTUpdated: Monday, March 16, 2015 5:33 PM EDT LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – You want the winner of the...
2015/03/13 01:33
2015/03/13 01:33
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Illinois' NCAA Tournament Hopes Crumble Against Michigan12-03-2015 With a dominating display by the Michigan Wolverines, Illinois was embarrassed and will head back to Champaign to prepare for the...
2015/03/13 00:04
2015/03/13 00:04
18d
Despite three head coaches the past seven years (John Groce, now at Illinois, Jim Christian, now at BC, Saul Phillips), the Bobcats will make noise if they make the field. In both of its most recent...
2015/03/12 23:13
2015/03/12 23:13
18d
Coach John Groce implored his team to apply a full-court press, but not everybody got the message. "Heyyyyy!" Groce shouted to guard Kendrick Nunn, who had jogged down the court nonchalantly. "Get...
2015/03/12 19:23
2015/03/12 19:23
18d
Some form of the world “embarrassing” was usually attached to the Illini’s performance by most observers. Illinois (19-13) made just one three-pointer and had only five assists for the game, which was...
2015/03/11 20:14
2015/03/11 20:14
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Shaquille O'Neal famously joked that his horrific free-throw shooting was a God-given gift meant to keep him humble. Former Bulls forward Orlando Woolridge once said his own wife told him he stunk at...
2015/03/11 08:50
2015/03/11 08:50
19d
When your team is a lagging 108th out of 128 Division 1 teams in rushing (117.5 yards per game), and only five teams in the country permitted more yards on the ground (249.6), up-front toughness is...
2015/03/08 13:13
2015/03/08 13:13
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As much as March is about madness, it's also about momentum. The lost momentum from an early first-half jump on the Boilermakers likely will keep the Illini out of the...
2015/03/07 05:50
2015/03/07 05:50
23d
The calendar says NCAA tourney play-in games are 10 days away. The reality is, if Purdue wants to be a part of March Madness after a two-year absence, the play-in starts now. Beating Illinois today...
2015/03/05 13:13
2015/03/05 13:13
25d
True to form — for him and the Illini — the senior center bounced back up. "You feel it a little bit," Egwu said of hurting his ankle and going back in the game, "but I kept on playing." Indeed,...
2015/03/04 14:13
2015/03/04 14:13
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The State Farm Center will host a late and likely revved up atmosphere on Wednesday night. A capacity crowd is expected for Wednesday night's home finale for Illinois against Nebraska, which has a 9...
2015/03/27 12:44
2015/03/27 12:44
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